Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Reston, Va.—Bridget Schuh, a 29-year-old staff engineer with Kapur and Associates, Inc., in Glendale, Wis., was recently named both a New Face of Engineering by the National Engineers Week Foundation and a New Face of Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Schuh was recognized for this honor at the Society’s annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Gala, held March 22, 2012, at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. This premier black-tie event brought together the most recognizable names in civil engineering.
An integral part of ASCE’s 2012 National Engineers’ Week initiatives, the New Faces program promotes the achievements of young civil engineers by highlighting their contributions and impact on society.
Schuh is an instrumental part of ASCE, of which she has been a member of since she was a student. She is a strong advocate for reaching out to future engineers and continues to promote the profession through her activities. Through numerous classroom visits, competitions and community service activities, her work has reached people who many have not otherwise known about civil engineers or the engineering profession.
In addition to her work promoting the profession in the community, she has advanced her career and technical competency. With a primary specialty in stormwater management, she has worked on projects ranging from one-acre sites to an 88-acre public safety complex.
Schuh has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas. She is a resident of Pewaukee, Wis.
ASCE names 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering each year, some of whom are also submitted to the national New Faces of Engineering program run by the Engineers Week Foundation. This program includes representatives from the civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, industrial and manufacturing engineering professions. Selected New Faces, including Schuh’s, were featured in a USA Today ad during Engineers Week (Feb. 19-25) and were be profiled on the National Engineers Week Web site at www.eweek.org, as well as at www.discoverengineering.org.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 140,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit www.asce.org.